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Finished these last week (still need to add a hanger on the back) as gifts.  Thought it was fitting to post on Easter.  Not sure of all the wood types, walnut for sure, plus oak and maybe cherry, plus others. 

First time using a small parts sled I purchased a long time ago. 

I know I could have built one, but this seems to have some nice features and seems to improve safety so I expect I'll get a lot of use from it. 

EDIT:  I originally made some crosses fron a plan I found online.  I didn't follow that plan, but adapted to use a larger central cross and then added the smaller pieces to that.  

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Looking good!

I like your taper top-down to the layout.

One could do surgery on that saw top!
Nicely done Barb.

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

looks great barb !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice job Barb. Something so simple as a lamination adds so much to the depth, feel, and look of small parts. You have taken that thought and run with it. Nice work. I'm sure they will be well received.

In the past I had always made sleds as needed, but I always made them. I happened to be at an auction a few years ago, where I bought a Rockler, Dubby, and Incra sled, all new in the box. I have to say that all 3 of them would serve you well enough if you didn't want to roll your own. In general I've found the Rockler made jigs, and set ups to be quite accurate out of the box, so I imagine that small sled does work well. 

If I had a beef it would be that the pre-made sleds all just use a single bar to guide them, and I call that a miter gauge. I always put dual runners on my sleds, and I feel that alone takes out side to side slop, or it should if properly placed.
Sometimes the wood just talks to you doesn't it. Great art of setting the wood and colors. Very well done!
Splintergroup- thanks, the original plan had many layers.  I simplified it a bit.

RyanGi and Pottz - thanks!

GeorgeWest- thanks, my adaptation was a way to simplify the original, plus I liked the larger central cross.  The sled seems really nice and I think for the size pieces, the single runner will be fine, but i understand the value the double runner design.  How nice to find new ones at an auction!

Robinhood - thank you.  I had so many different wood types spread over my worktable, and liked these contrasts together.  
Corelz125- thank you!
best day for this very nice project GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Thank you Tony, and yes, today is a time for me to reflect on the meaning of the cross.  
Nice crosses and nice sled, too, Barbara. Do you have a kerf maker?

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Thanks Jim.  Had to look up kerf maker.  Years ago I bought a microjig dado stop, although I haven't used it much.  

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